Re: the REAL reason GM wants to dump Opel ...lousy 'landlord'...
Did you put that pic upside-down cause Australia?Possible French Takeover of Opel Ruffles German Feathers
by Steph Willems - February 15, 2017
...Opel operates three factories on German soil, and regardless of who owns Opel in the future, the country wants those plants to stay put.
German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries was particularly steamed, calling it “unacceptable” that GM discussed selling its European subsidiary without contacting the German government and local players.
“The company carries responsibility for the sites, the development center and the securing of employment,” she said today. “This is my clear expectation regarding General Motors.”
Opel’s works council and the powerful IG Metall labor union blasted GM over the talks. The two groups issued a joint statement, claiming that discussions with PSA held without their permission amounted to “an unprecedented violation of all German and European co-determination rights.”...
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happened upon Australia's top 10s, Mfgs/models, for January = attached
still need to find out if Holden sells anywhere ELSE?